Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru has said that his side is not getting carried away after climbing to the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table, stressing that they have to keep working hard.
Police defeated Kyetume FC 3-1 on Friday afternoon at the MTN Omondi Stadium and the victory powered them to the top of the table.
With six games played, the Cops are top with 13 points, two points ahead of champions Vipers who play former leaders UPDF on Saturday.
The Cops’ bright start to the season has fuelled talk of being potential title chasers, Mubiru was quick to insist that his players need to keep their feet on the ground understandably because it is still early days in the season.
“We are not focussing on where we stand on the table at the moment,” he said after the game.
“Being at the top is something that is at the back of our minds because our focus should be on improving with every game we play.”
“We are not resting just yet, we have to plan for our next game and keep the focus on our next opponents because the race is just taking shape,” he added.
Johnson Odong who was playing in his first game for the club this season since recovering from the coronavirus infection that kept him out at the start of the season set the game rolling for Police in the 20th minute.
The forward finished off a brilliant solo effort for his first league goal for the club since September 2019 against SC Villa.
Odong was again very much involved for the second, this time his shot parried into the path of Muwadda Mawejje who put the Cops 2-0 up after 35 minutes.
Baker Buyala pulled one back for Kyetume three minutes to the first half break, but debutant Brian Muluuli Mayanja sealed three points for Police with a clean finish in the 73rd minute.
“Credit goes to the players for the performance and the result especially given the nature of the pitch after the downpour,” Mubiru stated.
“They (players) had to dig deep with the amount of water on the pitch due to the rain and I am happy they soldiered on amidst the challenge.”
“I think they were brilliant out their today. Muluuli showed what he can bring to the team putting up such a performance after training with us for just a week.”
“And for Odong, we have been waiting for such performances for two years now and we hope that this is the spark for him to put up more consistent performances like that,” he continued.
The Cops return to action on Tuesday, February 16 with another home tie against BUL FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium.